Technological society and the prosthetic alteration of the human being

McCullagh, Suzanne (2002) Technological society and the prosthetic alteration of the human being. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The human-technology relationship may be helpful or harmful tor human life, and technologies may be conceived in terms of tools and prostheses. Prostheses replace something the human is lacking, while tools enable. Contemporary technological society promotes prosthetic dependency by privileging the machine over the human, and consequently judging the human by the standards of the machine. Prostheses, when not converted to tools, may hinder human life by inhibiting the individual's ability to experience the world. Prosthesis, as a substitute for experience and personal judgment, potentially endangers personhood.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11007
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 59-60.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Experience; Technology--Social aspects.

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